Lessons Across Borders: The Promise of Integrated Approaches and Young Protagonists in Fostering Youth Reconnection

Recognizing that solutions to local problems transcend national boundaries, in 2016 the International Youth Foundation launched (Re)Connecting Youth: Exchanging Global Lessons (RCY). Supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the three-year initiative set out to identify and share innovative global approaches for increasing youth reconnection in the United States.

This report compiles some of the lessons learned over three years implementing the (Re)Connecting Youth program, identifying international approaches to holistic youth development that can inform and complement practices in the U.S.